This flaw does not go through to the top of the base. Please view the last two photos closely. I showed the crack with light reflecting off of it so you can see it was polished smooth. There is also a very small, sharp edge where the two sides of the clear glass were joined in one of the "wave" details on the side of the piece. This is impossible to photograph, very difficult to see but can be felt.
This does not detract from the piece visually. Six oranges fishes adorn the interior amid seaweed, bubbles and multicolored or sparkling sand. "Murano Made in Italy" sticker is intact. The item "Vtg MURANO Fish AQUARIUM Art Glass BLOCK Paperweight SCULPTURE Blue Base" is in sale since Sunday, October 29, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Paperweights". The seller is "mamalamanc" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.